Are you bullying yourself?!?
Check out what happened when these women walked into a clothing store with fat talk messages all around the store and on clothing tags.
How would you react if you were in that store? What would you be thinking about your thinking?
Like I said a few weeks ago, it’s time to take control of the fat talk. I love that Kellogg’s is encouraging women and men everywhere to pull in the mental reigns on what we tell ourselves. It’s time to keep that inner “thought ticker” from falling into the pit of negative fat talk and turn it around…for your own good and your own sanity.
I’m guilty of it. Caught myself several times over Christmas week…but then something cool happened. My husband knows that I really want to get back into running. After each of the 3 older boys, I managed to squeeze in a half marathon between pregnancies. Cuatro is almost a year old and I’ve only been out on a handful of runs. He suggested that we should run a 5K together in a few weeks. The cool part about our exchange happened in my head…my first thought, was oh good…I will feel so much better and have more energy with regular exercise and training for this 5K. Then my next thought was…perhaps this will jump start me into half marathon training again. And the third thought…I’ll likely shed a few pounds in the process!
The pounds and fat talk thought wasn’t the first thought. It was the third. And my focus is my health, and motivation and achieving goals…not pounds! This is turning the negative into the positive y’all…and we need to work hard at this every day!
It’s a “one step forward, two steps back, one step forward” kind of process…but we keep marching!
With a fresh clean slate and the turning of the year this week, now is a great time to write down some ideas on how you can fight those pesky inner thoughts and what you can do to make them positive – journal, talk to a friend, ask for accountability, share openly with your spouse or significant other. Make it your goal in 2014 to improve your self image and self esteem with a battle against the fat talk.
Visit www.FightFatTalk.com to help SHHHHut down Fat Talk (#FightFatTalk).
Disclosure: I am working with Kellogg’s to help you (and me!) #fightfattalk and regain control of how we see ourselves. Opinions and conversations are my own.